Jim Quinn King of the Mountain

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To All the Ships at Sea –

It’s a hell of a stretch that Jim and I turned out to be good friends. We have a lot of differences. He’s a Republican – I’m a Democrat, he’s a farmer – I’m a photographer. He’s got a crew cut – I have a ponytail. I never understood why he didn’t get an earring! Yes… just trying to be funny!

The Quinn’s came here in the late 1800’s. At one point, I think they owned most of the mountain I now live on. He has a work ethic that is absolutely ferocious. Rain, sleet or snow he’s always out there working the land. Jim’s got a large beautiful family. He grows some fine tomatoes (I’m learning) and he’s got a really fine apple orchard. There aren’t any more cows but he’s feeding a lot of cows and horses with his hay. He always has a story to tell and I always take time to listen.

He’s a true American and by this I mean no bullshit, straight-forward and if you don’t like it – it’s not his problem. Equipment used Fuji X Pro II 16mm f1.4 and 50mm f/2

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Jim Quinn and son Alan © Joe DiMaggio
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